Food Myth: Organic Food is better for Us

Many people believe that organic food is better for us than non-organic options, is this true or false?


Organic food is not necessarily better for you. Organic food has basically the same nutritional value as non-organic food (It's better in some aspects and not better in other aspects compared to regular foods). Yes, it is true that less pesticides are used in producing organic food, however the effect on our bodies of these pesticides, if they do get onto our system, is unknown.

You should be washing your fruit and vegetables anyway, which should get rid of any remaining pesticides. Unfortunately, many people who believe this myth end up spending more money to buy 'organic' for little benefit. You are better off spending your money to get the freshest food, grown locally, whether it is organic or not.


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